Working at an office is bad enough; but working at an office and being discouraged from talking to one’s workmates is awful. Yet that’s just what this harpy is suggesting:
Ann Francke, head of the Chartered Management Institute, has said that bosses should actively curtail male staff talking about football, cricket and rugby in case women feel ‘left out’ at work.
‘A lot of women, in particular, feel left out. They don’t follow those sports and they don’t like either being forced to talk about them or not being included. I have nothing against sports enthusiasts or cricket fans – that’s great. But the issue is many people aren’t cricket fans’. She added: ‘It’s very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend. It’s a gateway to more laddish behaviour and – if it just goes unchecked – it’s a signal of a more laddish culture’.
And in an even-more horrifying development, I am forced to agree with Piers Morgan, who said:
‘What utter twaddle. We’ve got to stop these virtue-signalling cretins sucking all the fun out of life’.
And then the inevitable response:
Critics have said that by applying the same logic non-work related chat about TV shows such Love Island, EastEnders and Game of Thrones should also be curtailed. While others asked if workers with children could be stopped from talking about them in case it offends those without them.
Yeah… let’s just stop all non-work chatter altogether. If it’s not work-related, then HR should have the power to swoop in and… do what? Fire the offenders? Have them flogged in the public square? Have them endure yet another hectoring lecture from HR? [Cries of “No, no! Anything but that! Please flog me instead!”]
I know! Men should only be allowed to talk about such “exclusionary” topics inside men-only enclaves — except, of course, that Feministicals International has already banned those for being “exclusionary” themselves (although chick-only workspaces are, of course, just dandy).
Fuck off. Just… fuck right off, you pissy little control freaks.
This all started when we gave them the vote. I hope you’re all satisfied.